We are now reviewing our products under the new Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). This system was created to standardise how the hazardous properties of chemicals are classified throughout the world.
Our Chief Microbiologist, Valerie Fotheringham, was a guest speaker recently at the REIHS's Food Update Course in Edinburgh.
Following an update from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) on the use of disinfectants in the food industry, our Microbiology Laboratory has revised our own guidance which explains the use of ‘bactericidal washing up liquids’. It also gives details on the control of cross-contamination using products which pass EN 1276.
Norovirus is the most common cause of infectious gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) in England and Wales. The Illness is generally mild and people usually recover fully within 2-3 days; there are no long term effects that result from being infected. Infections can occur at any age because immunity is not long lasting.